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are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. prosecutors say used $50 to, in campaign money for -- $750,000 in campaign money for personal use. jackson's wife is charged with filing false tax returns. jackson resigned shortly after being re-elected. >>> there's new information about christopher dorner suspected of killing four people. investigators now believe stoner stalked at least five top l.a.p.d. officials before -- dorner stalked at least five top l.a.p.d. officers before the killings. all had direction to fire dorner. now, charlie beck has ordered a complete investigation about how dorner was fired. dorner complained. he was -- dorner claimed he was a target of racism as he worked for the l.a.p.d. >> i do not believe that's justified, but -- and this is a big caveat -- it needs to be address. we are only as good as the public thinks we are. >> the former police officer turned fugitive died during a mountain cabin shootout a week ago. >>> police in the north bay are investigating a string of b
's fall from grace. what jesse jackson jr. admitted to federal investigators. former council member leslie johnson is out of prison. she was released after serving time. her husband is still behind bars. when the two were arrested in 2010, leslie johnson tried to hide tens of thousands of dollars in her underwear and admitted flushing a check down the toilet. she served her sentence in west virginia where martha stewart served. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. reached a plea deal with prosecutors over the misuse of campaign funds. nbc news has learned today that under this deal jackson admits using campaign contributions for his personal use, including the purchase of a $40,000 rolex watch, travel expenses for a friend and furniture for his washington home. his sentence would be decided by a federal judge and could range from probation to prison time. jackson resigned, you'll recall, from congress citing health issues. he represented his district on chicago's south side for 17 years. >>> right now, we are tracking a dangerous storm. meteorologist veronica johnson is up nex
from the command center set up to find him. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife could be headed to prison. they've both been officially charged in connection with the misuse of campaign funds. on friday, federal prosecutors formally filed charges as jackson is said to be accepting a plea deal. they claim jackson misused $750,000 in campaign funds to buy personal items like michael jackson and martin luther king memorabilia. jackson is reportedly going to accept a plea deal. his wife, sandy, faces one count of tax fraud. >>> facebook says it's been hacked. the social media giant says its systems were targeted in a sophisticated attack after employees visited an infected site which installed a malware and bug on their computers. facebook says none of its millions of users' information was compromised. >>> in sports news, serena williams is making history, becoming the oldest woman ever to claim the highest spot in women's tennis. she clinched that top-ranked title on friday with a quarterfinal win at the qatar open. claiming the oldest woman ever title. she's only 31. >>
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to bring in cnn legal contributor paul callen and joey jackson joins me now want i want to take the "n" word out of it for a sec here. can you hit someone else's kid? how much trouble is he in? the answer is no. what are you thinking. you can't do it and he's charged with simple assault. it's an offensive harmful contact or conduct with someone without their consent. he faces up to a year in jail. i suspect it will be resolved for significantly less than that, john. >> i said take the "n" word out of it. let's not take it out of it. how much does that exacerbate the legal issue? >> he's only charged with a misdemeanor assault. in a lot of other states this would be viewed as a hate crime. he's only charged with a misdemeanor. so the use of the word goes to motive, but it won't make it a worse charge. >> as the mother of the baby says, the man smelled of alcohol and was drinking during the flight. what kind of factor is that? >> i think in the civil case later on, you have to wonder how was the screening of passengers? how effective was it? his defense attorney will try to use it as a d
super bowl power outage. eyewitness news starts now. >>> hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking b. >> that's right. a massive, possibly historic blizzard is poised to dump possibly feet of snow from new york to maine. the dangerous winter storm could bring winds up to 75 miles per hour. in connecticut alone, a state of emergency is already in effect. and the snow is beginning to accumulate on roads as well as sidewalks. people are being warned to stay inside and off the roads. further north, light snow is falling in massachusetts, where they are expected to get the brunt of this storm. amtrak is suspending its northeast corridor service between newark and boston. that's going to affect thousands of people. and airlines have canceled thousands of flights through tomorrow. >>> here at home, that same storm system is bringing us rain. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are tracking this large system. >> large and really, really going to be a very, ver
of illinois. former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. entered a plea deal and could be facing time behind bars. you should the terms of the deal, jackson would plead guilty to violating federal campaign laws by using contributions for personal use, including buying a rolex, furniture for his home and travel expenses of a friend. his sentence determined by a federal judge and could range from probation to as mentioned prison time. with the state of the union tuesday, we are taking a look at the president's latest approval ratding. brand new numbers out and also a popularity, how it compared to new numbers on what you think of congress and the republican leadership. >>> then, an unlikely duo at a conference for house democrats today. former president bill clinton and stephen colbert makes appearances not together but today. >> now that you won this race that was a referendum in large measure on what the american people did not want, we have to create a future that they do want. >> we'll play more of what the former president said and give you the scoop of what colbert hads to say. join our
heard about. >> bill: these people are all crazy. they are all nuts. i mean, michael jackson kills himself, right? elvis pretty much killed himself. janice joplin, jim morrison, the list is endless, jimmy hendrix. they never seem to learn. >> it's hard to predict to say what goes on inside the minds of an artist but that's what makes them an artist. that sense of creativity. that thing that makes them particular is probably the very thing that pushes them to the extremes that sometimes can cause, you know, fatalities and things that, you know, that end up not being good. >> bill: what was the most dynamic talent that you saw? because you basically are a guy who is looking for the next big thing in rock. >> when i came to sony i signed mariah carey >> i had the chance to work with michael jackson who was as brilliant as they come. ♪ because this is thriller, thriller night. >> bill: you couldn't get through to him on the social level though? >> it wasn't my job to get through to him. my job was to get the best possible music that he could make and that i could sell for him. that w
. >> after president-elect andrew jackson's wife died in december of 1828, her niece, emily donaldson, assumed the role of first lady. >> emily was perfect. for all the negatives washington had to say about andrew jackson, they loved emily. and she sort of covered everything. she was the women all liked her. and as it happened, the women's opinions meant more than people thought in washington. but she -- emily became the -- his acting first lady. she entertained beautifully. she was polished. some people thought she's from the country. she knew exactly how do things. >> emily donaldson, one of the women who served as first lady in c-span's new series, "first ladies, influence and image. in a first of its kind project tore television, season one begin this is monday, presidents' day, at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> we have had a habit in this country if i may say this now of glossing over presidents. we decided, some people, they are bald eagles and they all have to be treated as if they are symbols of the country. what that means, though, is
jesse jackson jr. is making headlines yet again. he reportedly signed a plea deal in the remember if investigation of his alleged misuse -- in the former investigation of his alleged misuse of funds. jackson has been under investigation for using campaign funds to decorate his d.c. home among other things. >>> former maryland state delegate christine jones was laid to rest today. the 83-year-old died last month after being hurt in a fire at her temple hills home. jones represented prince george's county and the house of delegates from 1982 to 1994. in her final year she was the assistant floor leader for the house democrats. >>> coming up on the news edge d.c. councilman jim graham explains a questionable ethics report. >> there's no way that could be substantiated because there's no truth to it whatsoever. >> hear his explanation and harsh words for another council member. >> and the teenager that flipped off a judge in florida ready to apologize at 11:00. b. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just
ahead. we will follow developments .n the blizzard ward of a plea deal from former jackson jr..esse he could be punished for abusing campaign funds. forward to it. authorities have identified the people killed in a fire tuesday in southeast washington people with no address and a believe they were squatters. found out this has become a concept among the homeless. has called the abandoned-omes miniums. anacostia, they call a these boarded up -miniums. abandoned the police are in front of one such building. on thece have stayed since thend the clock whichtarted on tuesday, of two peopleves longtime squatters. it was a horrific fire. today, police and fire still waitingwere .or a construction crew one neighbor said it had been a crack house. you see everything that was going on. squatters and boarded up buildings are common. sam jones took us into this place where he said squatters, and go. go.ome and it could go up in flames quickly with all of the junk scattered around. he also noted there is no way because everything is boarded up. maketigators were able to the side of tuesday's determ
. in january, 42 separate murders. now jesse jackson who lives there begging for the federal government to help. >> we must stop these murders, killing of our very young. killed already, numbers bigger than iraq and afghanistan. we need help, more than we have to date. we need federal intervention. >>brian: to make matters worse the chicago police department says it no longer is resourced to take every 911 call. joining us now is senior judge analyst judge napolitano. judge, do you blame them? >> the police always prioritize just like an emergency room in a hospital prioritizes. you save life first and property second. but when they announce to the city of chicago and to the world we're not going to deal with property crimes, don't expect us to respond to 911, that sends a message to the bad guys that everybody is fair game if it's just a property crime. >>brian: homeland security, there is a call from jesse jackson to get homeland security involved in chicago. it's a panic situation. >> that's not the job of the federal government. it's the job of the city of chicago to maintain health and saf
trip abroad as secretary of state. earlier today, former rep jesse jackson pleaded guilty to using $750 million in campaign money for personal use. an attorney for the former congressman spoke briefly with reporters out of the district court. here's a look. >> obviously this has been a very difficult morning for all of us who care about jesse jackson. it was a morning that had become. those in court saw that he did precisely that. he had to come to terms for conduct for the people that care about him. the process that begins now is about explaining that conduct. the way we will do it, it will not be on the courthouse steps. it will not be on over winfrey, no offense to oprah winfrey. it will be with lawyers, court documents, evidence, witnesses, and arguments. i hope you all respect that. there is reason for optimism. a man that talented and devoted to public service, who has done so much for so many, there will be another chapter in the life of jesse jackson. a chapter for the people that care about us. i will answer a question i have seen many times. the turns out that he had serious
in illinois's second district, vying to replace the seat left vacant by jesse jackson jr. who has resigned. bloomberg's super pac spent more than $2 million on the race on gun control ads in favor of kelly, the cook county's chief administrative officer. she beat halverson pretty handley. the numbers we have so far, 55 to 21% about 2/3 of precincts reporting. the special election for that is april 9th and kelly is expected to win because that district definitely leans democratic. jackson has resigned in wake of charges and then pled guilty to those saying that he illegally spent campaign funds on personal items. we're back with more show and lots of handsomeness after the break. stay with us. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com hey, i'm joey aragon. see that film? people call me about this every day. my dishwasher must be broken. you know, it's not always the machine. it may be the detergent. add finish power up to boost your detergent and you'll see a huge difference. watch what it can do. look at that sparkle! now th
representatives from the lone star state, one of whom, sheila jackson lee, has distinguished herself in many different areas, but has been a thoughtful leader in the area of comprehensive immigration reform and currently the ranking member on the house committee on homeland security subcommittee on border and maritime security. and also is a senior member of the house committee on the judiciary and the important subcommittee on immigration and border security. we are thankful she is a long time champion of a fair and humane immigration system. and i yield the floor to congresswoman sheila jackson lee. ms. jackson lee: i would like to thank the distinguished gentleman from new york and the distinguished the gentleman from nevada. and i particularly want to thank them for hosting this vital discussion, this special order and pay tribute to them for doing a service to the nation. when we speak on the floor of the house and we come from different states, new york, nevada, texas, ohio, i think we have just about covered america. it has an amazing impact on our colleagues and certainly constituent
to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: my friend from massachusetts is absolutely right. what most america is waiting for is for us to address the very abyss that we put ourselves in, the cliff we put ourselves in. the fact that we became hostage to this idea of a commission that was necessary because we could not get members on both sides of the aisle to be able to work together on what should be cut. that's why my friends on the other side of the aisle had members who did not understand how government function. republicans did not understand that congress is a rainy day umbrella, this we are supposed to serve the america people. people can say that rome is burning or the cities and towns of economy are asking us to finally answer the question. under the laws that we adhere to, the president has a right to submit his budget. that should be very clore. no legislation here on the floor is going to dictate the president's budget. there is a law that is supposed to be said the first monday in
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smaller. >> reporter: each weighing only about two pounds. this is the twins' father, paul jackson. >> the nurses in the nicu, they're very honest. they say it. they told me up front that, things look pretty good now but to be honest with you, that the next 48, 72 hours, they said, things can turn very quickly. >> reporter: and turn it did. when they were only 3 weeks old, one of the twins was struggling to breathe. her heart rate was soaring. her oxygen level dropping quickly. she was turning blue. >> not only was she having spells but they were severe. >> reporter: a nurse had the novel idea of taking the stronger twin and putting her in the same incubator as her sister, a procedure that at the time had never been done before in the u.s. >> it was one of those things that was -- it happened very quickly. they couldn't move that much. a little bit of a squirm and the arm just went up. >> reporter: the healthier sister, kyree jackson, put her arm around her sister brielle. her breeting and vital signs instantly stabilized. the image captured by a newspaper photographer who happened
before more drastic action will taken. >> janet jackson dropping a bombshell. she's already been married for months. jackson and billionaire almana reportedly engaged last december. this is her third marriage. let's hope it sticks. >>alisyn: the cost of beef might be going up soon but steak doesn't have to cost you big bucks. here to show us the best cuts of meat for a low price is master butcher and fair way meat consultant ray vanissio. fair way has delicious meat. let's talk about how we can save people money. you say you can substitute other cuts of meat. let's say people love rib eye -- and they do because it's delicious -- what do you say people can get more cheaply? >> on an everyday base sis, light beef. great flavor but slow penetrating cooking will make it tender. it has a lot of marble. it has great flavor because of the marbling but it will be tougher. you want a moist heat where you want to marinate it. then you can pan fry it and then get a great light tasting steak that will cook in minutes. >>alisyn: how much will people save with the flatiron steak? $5 a pound. a huge sa
're going to charlie. mississippi, independent line. caller: good morning. i am from jackson, where the capital is. i retired in 2009. it is a good thing. i was a civil servant. now in the state house there is legislation where some young republicans want to phase out our state retirement program for civil servants. house bill 486 allows people to just elect, if they want to contribute to like a personal retirement system instead of state retirement. host: as far as your personal plan, is that grandfathered by these proposals from the legislature? caller: most of the bill has been in committee. they grandfathered me in because they have retired -- because i have retired. the same thing will for the retirement system, it will bleed people also. host: you do not have to mention specifics, but do you receive a monthly benefit, then? >> it is -- caller: it is about $1,300. i have saved up about $30,000. i am set up, in a way. host: are you going to take social security? have you? caller: i am 58, it will be awhile. host: what did you do for the government? caller: i was a librarian. hos
and adviser to jesse jackson. he declared, "i did not run on the basis of race, but i will not run away from it." >> seven years later, ron brown was on a trade mission in croatia when he and 34 other people were killed in a plane crash. >>> today, president obama's looking forward to his state of the union address scheduled for thursday nig tuesday night, but this day in 2007, then senator obama went to springfield, illinois, to make an announcement. >> i stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the united states of america. >> reporter: at the state house where abraham lincoln called on a divided nation to unite, obama pledged to bridge a political divide, offering himself as part of a new generation that can build a more hopeful america. >> let's be the generation that makes future generations proud of what we did here. >> thank you. >> reporter: facing a field of political veterans, he played his newcomer status as an asset. >> i know that i haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of washington. but i've been there long enough to know that the ways of washin
"millionaire" question of the day. michael jackson's autobiography "moonwalk" was edited and featured a forward by which of these celebrities? stay tuned for that answer when we come back. welcome back. the answer to the "millionaire" question of the day is jacqueline kennedy. well, we are almost out of time, so instead of starting a new game, we're gonna give one of our audience members a shot at winning $1,000. and today's lucky audience member is... anton spivak from new york, new york. >> hello! meredith: hi. how are you? nice to meet you. here's your mic. >> thank you, meredith. meredith: well, you're a happy guy, anton? >> ha ha! meredith: tell us a little bit about you. >> my name is anton spivak. meredith: spivak. i'm sorry. i said... >> i'm an actor and writer in new york city, and i'm planning to go back to school next spring and complete a master's degree, possibly a ph.d in mathematics. meredith: wow. interesting. now, you said you're an actor and a writer. would i have seen you in anything? >> well, i--one of my most recent gigs has been in a series of 1-act plays about cannibalism
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. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? so ordered. ms. jackson lee: a group that we don't hear a lot about because they have no voting rights are children. on friday, march 1, our children will be in the eye of the storm for a sequester that will occur, will impact children, particularly head start. so many of my head start on the nations have cried out for the leaf, title 1 funding. i say to them, we are going to come together. it may not be on friday. but we know we're going to look forward to overturn what has been a process that was put in place because president obama and the democrats were ready to make sure the government was going to run and others were not. now we have a crisis. but that crisis will not last long because we democrats will put children first and find a solution to ensure that the american people have the resources that are necessary to provide services to ensure the quality of life that their tax dollars pay for. we must have revenue and yes, we must have spending responsibility but we cannot undermine the american people. i
of that we will be honoring rosa parks in statuary hall tomorrow. and i would like to thank jesse jackson. without his efforts every single day, every week pushing to have that statue done, it would not be in that hall tomorrow honoring her. i need to give credit. appreciate the moment to say that. i look forward to working with her as we implement the programs' regulations. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from michigan. mrs. miller: mr. speaker, first of all i would like to associate myself with the remarks about rosa parks. my ranking member just made. think about one person with that act of courage literally changing the nation. it's a remarkable thing. we were very proud in michigan that she came to be a resident of michigan in her final years where she served, as you can imagine, so extraordinarily well and inspired so many people. certainly entirely appropriate that her statue to her takes place in statuary hall monks presidents and other -- amongst presidents and other national leaders. we are lookin
american politics." let's hear from jackson, mississippi, jason, republican caller. caller: thank you. there was a couple of really somewhat offensive and i think probably logical fallacies that occurred and i need further explanation so do the listeners. when the claim was state add few moments ago about the title 5 in saying that it's, quote, clearly needed, an example of that, for instance, more than 50% of white voters in mississippi voted for president obama. that's a logical fallacy. the claim doesn't support the supposition. the question would really be, what is the proof then without sort of the biases, the nature of political bias, for these claims. the heritage fellow stated that real claims are against, for instance, alabama, haven't been present or credible. i really don't understand why it's sort of making me feel like i'm listening to a radio show from the 1950's when in fact it was 2013. host: mr. berman for a response. guest: you look for example at a town in mississippi, in 2001 it was a majority black town. but the governing board, the mayor and city council, was all
janet jackson burned them on the wardrobe malfunction. they have had some let's say almost nudity over the years at the grammys. a memo has now gone out. this is an example. this was pink a few years ago. >> that was an incredible act. >> she had to wear that on that thing. >> rihanna with the deep plunge. all the stars do that these days. >> if i was like rihanna, i'd do that. >> katy perry, not sure what that is. >> what are they complaining about? >> the memo goes out. this is from cbs to acts and representatives. among other things be sure buttocks andal fem breasts are adequately covered. >> in other words, guys can have things hanging out. >> nobody wants to see a man. >> thong-type problems are problematic, bare sides or undercurvature of the breast problematic. >> curvature. >> avoid sheer see-through clothing. the network also advising artists to avoid lapel pins for any cause, aids or breast cancer. >> can you wear a flag? >> come on. >> i think the american cause -- >> do you think -- >> it's like waving a red cape in front of a ball. >> you mean lady gaga is not going to sh
argued about it. there was a second bank of the united states that was created. andrew jackson basically ended its charter. there's a long history of mistrust in parts of the united states about the central bank and what it does. back in the jefferson and hamilton days, a lot of the farm state bankers did not trust the first bank of the united states. there is a federal reserve board in washington made up of seven governors and chairman who is ben bernanke. then there are 12 regional fed banks. they're all part of this federal reserve system. the regional fed bank, every chartered bank of the united states has to pay in capital to the federal reserve banks and in return they get a dividend. but these are not banks the way we think of commercial banks. the federal reserve bank of new york is not like citigroup out there trying to earn big profits to return to shareholders. their job is to manage the money supply. it is also to be a lender of last resort in a crisis, which is what the federal reserve did in 2007. when there is a run on a bank, when depositors flee the banking system becaus
. and that was when janet jackson had the wardrobe malfunction. she was doing her little song and dance with justin timberlake at the end he said i'm going to you have naked by the end of this song. rips off what was supposed to be just the black leather part. there is. >> do we have video of that? >> hey, come on, come on. >> but my favorite part of all of this was the fallout from all of it. do you remember? it was nuts. and she only spoke about it one time janet did. she went on oprah and talk about it you know i wear my pasties, it was an accident. she took a lot of the blame for it and justin timberlake didn't take hardly any of the blame for it 50/50, it was partially her and partially me and she got a lot more blame. >> oh, what a boob. >> i liked the fallout. >> let's check in with brian at the super bowl. was it not a wardrobe malfunction? what was your favorite are. >> i think anna should go into more detail about the halftime it was more than your description of the moments from the game. >> true. >> i was there and it actually lasted longer it was kind of interesting. my moment because
. jackson lee. >> the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. -- gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. i thank my good friend on the rules committee who is the manager of this particular rule. in essence, bringing the still to the floor of the house -- your the discourse about this, because many times, this discourse and debate becomes confusing, because we are trying to compare apples and oranges. let me first on up to the fact that a congressional pay freeze is already in effect -- in place. our salaries have been frozen. when it expires, we will rise to the location and freeze it again. we are elected by the people, and those decisions can be made on behalf of the people. we're not talking about congressional salaries today. they are in place. they exist. what we're talking about is the ice officer and it -- i need with in the rayburn building, who works every day to protect his country -. federal employes a party given up enough to help the deficit, custom and border protection, dea officers, fbi, health and human services, centers for disease control positions, research at nih, a
. the clerk: leave of absence requested for mr. culberson of texas for today, and ms. jackson lee of texas for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the requests are granted. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2013, the gentleman from arizona, mr. franks, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. franks: i thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, my comments today are heavily contribute to from author of the nature of war, ron tyra. i want to acknowledge him. he's a noted military expert, noted national security expert, and i appreciate so very much his seminal contribution to these comments. mr. speaker, a nuclear iran poses a severe and unfamiliar risk to the united states and its allies. we have to be very careful not to mistakenly assume that a relatively stable balance of deterrence, similar to the nuclear equilibrium between the united states and the soviet union during the cold war can be achieved with iran. a nuclear iran represents a very different type of threat that simply cannot be managed. a nuclear iran would serve to in
jackson. please stand and be recognized. [applause] i want to turn the podium back over to senator george mitchell. >> years ago, when bob dole, howard baker, tom daschle, and i gathered to establish the bipartisan by -- bipartisan policy center, we were dismayed to the extent to which our political process appeared to be in gridlock as a consequence of excessive partisanship and ideological posturing. that concern is heightened today. i frequently cite the example of the presidential campaign of 1800 when jefferson supporters called president adams a hermaphrodite, lacking, they said, the strength of a man or the gentleness of a woman. supporters said that its jefferson were elected, robbery, rape, and murder would be openly taught and practiced in our country. it was rough and tough when we were there, but it has gotten proper and tupper today. we at the bipartisan policy center believe it is possible that men and women with strongly held different political philosophies can come together in good faith to try and deal in a responsible way through principled compromise with the major pro
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